Packing and furniture removals

The furniture removal process is one of the most dreaded things that people commonly have to do. Not only does it involve leaving behind some of your favorite people and places, but you have to find new favorites in a place where you may or may not know anyone. On top of all this, you have to worry about the packing, the loading, the unloading, the organizing, and all the grunt work and expenses that pop up at the last minute just to make things more difficult during a local furniture removal or interstate furniture removal.

Luckily, there are things you can do ahead of time and things you can remember to do during a backload that will make everything much smoother!

Getting Started

Before you even begin packing, you should make sure that the services you commonly use won’t turn into big headaches once you get to your new residence. Find a new doctor, a new plumber, a new dentist. Call around to make sure all of your friends and family know your new address as well as your bank, credit cards, magazines, health care; anything you regularly have to pay for that might become past due. Especially don’t forget to tell the post office to forward any mail from those you forgot to tell.

A couple weeks beforehand, make sure to change your utilities over, or let them know what day everything needs to change. Their system needs time to process it, and you don’t want to be paying double.

The calling around doesn’t stop there! An interstate backload is, unfortunately, something that no one can do alone. This means that one has to find either a group of very good (and strong) friends or a company that specializes in carefully moving heavy and fragile items.

Be sure to call around for the best prices and find recommendations and reviews of anyone you plan on hiring. If you’re moving across the country, call different airlines to make sure you know what you’re getting for your money.

Watch Your Movers While They Work

Now you’re ready to start packing. Be sure that you have plenty of newspaper or bubble wrap for fragile items. The last thing you want is to open a box full of broken shards right when you were hoping to pour yourself a cold glass of water. Also make sure you pack everything valuable or important (like jewelry and medications) in a separate bag that you keep with you at all times during the move.

This will help you to feel more confident that your favorite diamond broach hasn’t fallen victim to sticky fingers. Even with these items taken care of, be sure to closely watch those who are handling your furniture removal. Others won’t know exactly which piece of furniture is antique or which painting is your favorite.

A good overall rule of thumb is to always be patient. Remember that no one is perfect, and things may break. In such cases, getting angry will only make things more difficult for everyone involved.

Take a step back, let it go, and keep on organizing the move. When the day is done, you’ll be relieved to just have a room full of everything you own, regardless of whether it’s in its proper place or not.

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